ENROLLMENT

The Chain Exploration Center Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of a student's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability/handicap.

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HOW DO I APPLY?

The enrollment period for the

2022-23 school year opens on February 7th, at 9:00 a.m. If there are more applications than slots available, a public lottery will be held.  If the lottery is necessary, it will be held, April 21 @ 5:30 p.m. 

STEP 1.  APPLY TO THE CHAIN EXPLORATION CENTER

LINK UPDATED FEBRUARY 7, AT 9:00 AM 

CEC REGISTRATION FORM:

STEP 2.  ENROLL WITH THE DISTRICT

DISTRICT FORMS:

If you live outside the School District of Waupaca, you will need to apply for open enrollment before enrolling with the district. 

SIMPLY STATED CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE:

  • granted flexibility for operation of school

  • public schools

  • contracted with an authorizer (School District of Waupaca is our authorizer)

  • provides elementary or secondary education or both

  • nonsectarian

  • free to attend and do not charge tuition

  • complicit with discrimination laws

  • schools parents choose to send their children

  • admit students based on lottery if admission maximum is reached

  • in accordance with state law (118.40)

The lottery becomes necessary when we have reached our admissions maximum.

Our contract with the School District of Waupaca states our current maximum is 18 per grade level.

State and Federal law requires us to hold a lottery under these rules:

  1. Priority shall be given to students currently enrolled in the Chain Exploration Center.

  2. Priority shall be given to siblings of currently enrolled students (it is possible siblings may go to lottery if the siblings to attend would be over our enrollment maximum.  The siblings must also apply to the Chain Exploration Center like all other students.

  3. The lottery is a public event and therefore public record.

  4. Once the lottery has been held, a wait list will be created based on the time stamp of the application.

HOW DOES THE LOTTERY WORK?

WHAT IS A CHARTER SCHOOL?